Sunday, 24 November 2013

De'Amour Cafe, Kota Damansara

Last Wednesday night, I was invited by OpenRice to attend a food tasting session at De'Amour Cafe, Kota Damansara! Now, being the youngest in the family and only obtaining my driving license early this year in April, my mum naturally got a liiiiiitle paranoid when I said I would like to drive there alone.

Soooo, my kind brother who had just finished his finals offered to fetch me there. *touched* 

As it was my very first time attending an Openrice event, I decided to try to be as punctual as possible to create a good first impression. We left the house at 5.45pm, but only arrived at Kota Damansara at 7pm thanks to the crazy rush hour jam. Well turns out I was  the second to arrive phew! Everyone else was stuck in the jam too lol!

Okay, back to the review, shall we?
De'Amour cafe is actually owned by Miss Tourism Pahang 2011 & Miss Malaysia Tourism (Metropolitan) 2011, Miss Jennifer Yap, who is also the chef of this little cafe.

I find the interior of the cafe really sweet. The warm light, wooden flooring and sweet-looking wallpaper plastered over the wall, gives the cafe a very soothing and relaxing vibes. I felt as if I was in an English Cottage.
Lovely little knick-knacks hanging on the walls of the cafe. I can't help it but to admire these little crafts.

Fresh Flower Tea, RM7
As I once worked as a Flower Tea promoter two years ago, I could immediately distinguish the flower tea served to us with just a sip. Four different types of flower tea were served to us on that night, namely, Lavender, French Rose, Chamomile and one more which I couldn't identify because (I think) the shop that i worked for did not sell it LOL. 

The flower tea was fragrant & refreshing. Each flower tea has its own distinctive taste and smell. My personal favourite would be French Rose, which, yes, has a subtle sweet smell of roses.

A lighted candle was seen inside a teapot warmer, where the dainty teapot was placed on top to keep the tea warm throughout the night. 
Smoked Duck Breast Salad RM15
Mixed salad with Italian Dressing, topped off with well-marinated smoked duck slices
The smoked duck was superb! Each slice was so tender, giving me the melt-in-the-mouth sensation and it kept me coming back for more! The vinaigrette dressing was lovely- it created a balance between sour and salty. Recommended!
Baked Scallop with Spicy Cream Sauce RM16
It was love at first bite. The scallop was bursting juiciness as I take a bite of it. The creamy sauce compliments it perfectly, with a slight spicy aftertaste.
Aglio e Olio with Tiger Prawn RM23
Spaghetti sauteed in olive oil, slow roasted garlic, dried chili english parsley and fresh tiger prawns 
Each strand of spaghetti was perfectly coated with the fragrant slow roasted garlic olive oil. The prawns were well cooked and flavourful. However, as I move on to my second and third bite, the peppery taste of the spaghetti seems to overpower the taste of this dish, resulting in a dish that was too hot too handle
Classic Carbonara Spaghetti RM23
Spaghetti tossed in carbonara sauce and bacon, topped off with a poached egg
The poached egg was slightly overcooked here, thus the egg yolk did not flow out as we expected it to. The carbonara sauce was a little too diluted to my liking too.
Chicken Parmigiana RM22
Pan-fried battered chicken, topped with tomato puree and mozarella cheese, served with a side of salad and fries
I really liked the chicken! The chicken coated with a crunchy layer of bread crumbs was really addictive! The tomato puree and mozarella cheese gives the chicken extra flavour and moisture.
The salad served alongside with the main have the same dressing as the smoked duck salad so I really enjoyed the simple yet satisfying salad.
Porkie Sausage Platter. Rm22.00.
 I wasn't too sure what sausages were served to us on that night but I certainly enjoyed it. Grilled to perfection, each bite was bursting with flavour. The black pepper sauce again, was too overwhelming to my liking. 
Grilled French Lamb rack with crushed Pistachio RM38
I enjoyed this dish the most throughout the night. The pistachio coating gives the lamb an extra crunch on the exterior, contrasting with the juicy meat inside that was cooked rare. One bite and I was hooked. However, I didn't really liked the red wine sauce served alongside with the lamb. Probably because I still don't know how to appreciate alcohol as most of us enjoyed the sauce =p
Baked Cod Fish with Lemon Butter sauce RM38
The cod fish was baked till perfection. Tender and flavourful, the cod fish was tasty on its own without the accompany of the lemon butter sauce which was light & airy with a subtle hint of lemon taste.
Grilled Tenderloin Steak RM38
200g grilled tenderloin steak with black pepper sauce, served with a side of wedges deep fried to perfection and a side of salad.
The steak was cooked till medium rare, hence the inside of the meat was still pinkish- just the way I like it. Juice of the meat was seen oozing out as we sliced the meat. Tender and succulent, I wished I could have sapu-ed the whole dish on my own =p

In fear of my brother waiting for me too long, I left early and didn't get to try out De'Amour's Mille Crepe T_T I met up with my brother inside Sunway Giza only to found out that he was busy grocery shopping LOL. And I tak ada muka to go back there jsut for desserts. Oh well...

Overall rating: 6.5/10
There was some hiccups throughout our night. The serving of food was inconsistent and we were left hanging around idly waiting for the arrival of the next dish . The food had some hit and miss but it was acceptable with de'Armour being a fairly new restaurant and a few dishes won my heart.

De' Amour Café
13-1, PJU 5/10,
Dataran Sunway, 
Kota Damansara, 47810 PJ
Business Hour:
Mon.-Fri. 11:00-23:00
Sat.-Sun. 09:00-23:00

Contact Number: 012-567 7798

Thanks again, Openrice for the invitation! Had a really great night with fellow bloggers =) Was so happy that I get to met my favourite food blogger haha ! =D

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